Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Morales Speaks of Closer Bolivia-U.S. Relations

Latin American Herald Tribune

LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke Saturday of closer relations between the United States and his country, and said that a new accord to re-establish diplomatic ties could be signed in November.

“Our foreign minister keeps me permanently informed. At last they accepted the conditions (of the accord) with observations; there will still have to be negotiations,” Morales said, referring to the work of the commissions of both countries to try and normalize the deteriorated relations after the expulsion of their respective ambassadors.

The Bolivian president said that the requirements of his government to reach this new accord are that there must be a “government-to-government cooperation” and that “United States diplomats must not be political agents.”

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